2014

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I'm Kate! I'm a wedding + portrait photographer, wedding venue manager and creative mentor in the hills of central Maine! I can usually be found surrounded by animals on our little farm, my husband and I pretending we're Chip and Joanna renovating said 1798 farm or more often than not, enjoying a Harry Potter movie marathon. ;) I adore what I do (as in I'm an epic fan), I cherish the incredible people I get work with and my favorite part of all, the photographs you get to love on for years to come.

 

HELLO!

Let's make some magic

01. philosophy

02. about kate

03. inspirations

if you're on the search
for a photographer that...

 is warm, artistic, adaptive and experienced

 makes you feel like a real life rockstar in front of the camera, even if you believe you're hella awkward or nervous

 stands on stonewalls/cars, jumps on boats, lays in snow and beyond because when it comes to making epic photos, is totally in.

 will probably want to be your friend for life and most definitely wants to meet any and all of your fur babies and/or kids

then I might be the gal for you!

My images are driven by my wholehearted belief that at any moment  -- there's magic happening and we can always make it. I LOVE creating a photography experience that screams you and the love in your life and I prefer to pair it with copious amounts of laughter. ;) 

philosophy

the shrieks when your crew's song comes on at the reception or the corners of a smile in a bear hug ?
 All magic.

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Once upon a time, I headed off to Simmons University as a pre-med major. Mmhmm, I know. Seeing as I'm not in a white coat, you can assume there's a plot twist coming. To fill general education requirements, I found myself in "The Poetry of Photography" course by Vaughn Sills - a 35mm B&W film class. Two classes and I was done -- I ended up double majoring in Studio Art and Communications with double minors in Graphic Design + Photography from Simmons, which I LOVED. I was a TA for the darkroom lab for three years (with the coolest people on earth that I miss dearly) and to this day, my bucket list includes a fully loaded darkroom. After a quick stint in the corporate world, specifically marketing dead fish (I'm not kidding haha), I moved back to my home state of Maine, fell in love with free parking, wide open spaces, small town vibes and my husband. In 2015, fate literally led me to the door of the King's Hill Inn & BarnI was dropping of photo business cards and knew it was a one of a kind place. My family saw the same potential in it and five years later, here I am! 

I live for yard sales, working on renovating our house into a real woods cottage, breakfast dates and writing lots and lots of lists. My favorite days include floating on my parent's lake, snacking on my my dad's potato salad and the dogs being in the water 98% of the time. My work and honestly, most of my life, is greatly inspired by nature, the history of truth and fables over time, fantasy and artworks by the minds that came before us.

If you've read this far and you're not bored, YOU SHOULD SAY HI and get coffee sometime!

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kate's inspo in a nutshell

Castles, historical sites, old af houses, mansions, places with any story & haunted spaces

 THUNDERSTORMS ON FRONT PORCHES!!

cold brew, kettle corn, mojitos & PAD THAI

heirloom items, especially gemstones #swoon

harry potter & anything fantasy

sunsets & sunrises so glorious you have to bribe your spouse to come look out the window

my badass + beautiful family + friends.

natural cycles of the world - seasons, moons, water, gardens

my clients

 big bold style


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Weddings

ENGAGEMENTS

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FAMILY

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Interested in learning more about working together? There's nothing more exciting than a new love story or project in my inbox so let's chat!

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my work, your story.

1. collections

2. client reviews

3. FAQs

portraiture

Headshots
$200

1/2 hour session
edited digital files
online gallery
print release

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1.5 hour session
1-3 outfits
edited digital files
online gallery
in gallery print options

senior portraits
$450

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boudoir

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please visit amethystboudoir.com !
All wedding clients get 25% any packages with us at Amethyst Boudoir.

Commercial PROJECTS
- Quote per project -

I've worked on an array of commercial projects such as product, editorial, fashion and commissioned fine art.

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family collections

maternity
$325

1.5 hour session
(can be 45 minute maternity and 45 minute maternity boudoir)
edited digital files
online gallery


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Do you have a tough time getting your kids to look at the camera and smile at the same time? I totally get it. They're busy explorers! So, why force it? Let's get your kids pumped to DO something, get the photos you want and we end up with more than just formal images.

family adventure sessions
 $300

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newborn
$325

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1.5 hour lifestyle session (in home, studio or hospital)
edited digital files
online gallery

maternity & newborn
$625

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maternity session
newborn session
edited digital files
online gallery with print options

maternity & newborn & 1st Birthday!
$900

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maternity session
newborn session
1 hour first birthday session (dessert provided!)
edited digital files
online gallery with print options

No one captures my family like you! You never disappoint and just when I think I’ve brought you the impossible you surprise me with breath taking photos. We adore you!!

client reviews

brittany B, family client

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Not only were her photography skills beyond perfect, but she was absolutely incredible to work with during the day. Kate was flexible, positive, enthusiastic and demanded a collected control over both of our crazy families. I would recommend booking her in advance because if you don't, someone else will!!

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Caitlin, bride

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She not only acted as our photographer, but was super helpful the day of in keeping me calm and collected... as so many other "problems" or "issues" were happening due to a severe crazy snow storm. She was willing to "play" in the snow after the ceremony to get some really great photos of my bridal party and my new husband and myself! We have only seen a sneak peek at our photos so far, but we are already so obsessed with how they're looking! Her photos have been featured in wedding blogs and wedding websites and it is absolutely deserving, as her skills are on full display in every single photo she takes! I look forward to working with Kate in the future and I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer for any event, big or small!

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erin & RJ

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I require a signed contract and 25% down deposit. The remaining payments are equally divided into three other payments between booking and your wedding date! 

FAQs

how do we book?

You bet! I'll happily share a full gallery or two that share a similar wedding vibe as you and your fiance!

Can I see a sample gallery of a session or wedding?

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FAQs

Pitch it to me! Are you a fellow creative working on a styled shoot? An up and coming business with the same values as me? Maybe you're considering a mentorship with me/interested in photography? Let's chat!!

Would you be interested in collaborating on a project?

Base wedding coverage pricing begins at $3800! All of my wedding collections include a complimentary engagement session that we get to curate to for you two! Weekday pricing and elopements custom pricing is available for a quote anytime. 
For all other sessions, a 25% deposit is required to reserve your spot in my schedule with remaining amount due 14 days before your session!

do you travel?

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Yes! I'm based out of Maine but travel frequently all over New England, especially Boston! For out of New England travel, I require flight and accommodations which I'll buy and you reimburse, if agreed upon! Feel like we click and want me to travel to you? Let me know, I guarantee you I'm in. ;)

Tell me about the $$$?

Send me a message on my contact page!

got a question for me?

Thank you so much! 

You'll be hearing from me ASAP!

contact

I'd love to hear from you! If you're looking to inquire about availability, ask questions, want to chat or collaborate on a project - you've found the right place! 

say hello!